There are a few kinds of whores in the world. To begin with there is your typical whore, the Main Street walking, garden variety anybody’s whore, consistent with the imagery the word conjures up. Almost always this is a woman. This is also, interestingly, the one variety of honest whore. A review of the others will explain.
We’ll start with your corporate whore, the morally unctuous sleazoid that readily sacrifices values and human decency in order to ascend the corporate ladder. Historically, most corporate whores were men, but we have pretty much reached a whorish sexual symmetry since women set out to prove that they could be as soulless as the most soulless man, and succeeded.
Next, there is your stupid whore, the individual that sells out their ability to reason and indeed to add 2 and 2 if it creates cognitive dissonance with respect to their subscribed belief system. It is not dishonesty in the truest sense of the word. It’s more like a mental defect – a sort of retardation — that prevents them from confronting inconsistencies in their chosen ideology. The stupid whore constantly confuses speculation with fact and indoctrination with enlightenment. They conflate the way the world is with the way they think it ought to be, and it always makes them look, well, stupid (think most members of the two mainstream political parties, most feminists, most religious zealots, a growing number of Atheists, and maybe most of them). Again, with this type of whore we see a more or less even distribution of the sexes.
Next is what is dubbed as the lying whore. This is the whore that dogmatically clings to a set of beliefs that they know little about, haven’t investigated and don’t completely, or even remotely, understand. They choose what they believe because they imagine it serves them to believe it whether it makes any sense or not. They will go ahead and add 2 plus 2, insist the answer is 5, and convey that to you with a doofy, hubristic grin on their face.
We have to keep in mind that 2 plus 2 is not the operative equation for the lying whore, because this kind of whore has already determined the answer regardless of the question. In other words, they start with 5 and employ it with whatever equation is presented. 2 plus 2 equals 5. 5 times 2 also equals 5, as does 137 divided by 4.6. The square root of 76,458 is also 5. It goes on and on.
You see, this kind of mathematical wizardry is employed by feminists, both male and female, that estimate every social malady ever documented stems from patriarchy, and conclude that feminism is about equality and is good for men, too.
2 plus 2 equals a lying whore.
Like the corporate whore, they know they are lying, but they do it for what they think is a cause, not because it might earn them a rung up on the corporate ladder. Sometimes a lying whore can also be a corporate whore, at least those that are better at multitasking, but their primary interest is whoring for the cause. This kind of whore rounds out the distribution among polemicists, feminists, fundamentalists and PZ Myers.
Last, we have your stupid, lying whore. Now, it must be made clear that this is not just a lying whore who also happens to be a stupid whore, though that also happens. No, this is a different subspecies of whore altogether. The stupid, lying whore is the whore that rigorously abandons intellect, rationale, evidence, decency and compassion, and also fosters much deserved hostility toward themselves, in order to further something; not a cause or an ideology, but themselves.
The stupid, lying whore will not be satisfied with touting the latest collective disinformation. That only serves shared political objectives, and utterly fails to put the focus on them personally. The stupid, lying whore cannot sit long without telling, well, ah, stupid lies, even doing so to play on the gullibility of their peers, whose personal attention and sympathy they seek as much as from the rest of the world.
Speaking of stupid, lying whores, let’s discuss Rebecca Watson’s latest article at Skepchick.org, a blogging community of women (and one token dude) who write about science and skepticism, as long as it does not contradict feminist ideology.
Rebecca has written something called, Misandry: A How-To. The article itself is not about misandry, or, obviously, how to do it. It is about how she and other women who trash and demonize men regularly are helpless victims, getting nasty emails and tweets from some people who don’t like it.
Once such comment came from an individual who penned, “Hope Dawkins will bestially rape you…in the elevator to hell.” This of course references the fact that Richard Dawkins views Watson as a bit of a moron, as well as the fact that she was once so offended by a man in an elevator for inviting her to coffee that she did a YouTube rant on it directed at everyone on the planet with a penis.
Another comment suggested she kill herself, but not before being raped, and that she was a “jokey cunt.”
There were literally like 6 whole examples of nasty remarks from people who don’t like her, and indeed some were less than sophisticated and intelligent. They were spread out as screen shots in between her pointing to other feminist women who just could not bear the pressure of similar treatment, and a nice story about how she once valiantly saved a cat, despite the protestations of her less than sympathetic, obviously male boyfriend, and how that proved she was the kind of person that always stepped up.
2 plus 2 equals Rambo for kitties.
So, Rebecca Watson has put the world on notice. She is going to continue to write about science and skepticism as long as it agrees with artsy feminist mythology. Torpedoes, twitter and cat hating boyfriends be damned, she is not going to stop.
She is a brave, relentless woman who stands fearless in the face of taunting tweets, caustic comments and evil emails. Triple alliteration on the house.
But one does have to wonder what she would be like under real pressure. I have a keeper file of death threats, but I never wrote an article about them. I have been hounded recently by half the media hacks in Canada, who wrote hit pieces on AVfM before ever talking to me, and only made contact as a fishing expedition for something to twist out of context as icing on their cake. This website and myself personally, have been attacked as agents of hate by the SPLC, who no more investigated their claims than Barry Nolan looked in to the MRM before declaring we were dangerous and had to be stopped.
One of our own, Dan Moore, was invited to kill himself by feminists, after it was discovered that he was suicidal.
Difficult? Sometimes. But it does not even compare to John the Other facing a gang of 20-30 assholes on the street, some wielding box cutters, outraged at him for putting up posters that said, “Men’s rights are human rights.” These are the same ignorant fucks that are currently online bragging at Athiest+, calling themselves the Femistasi. Anyone care to consider the math on that?
2 plus 2 equals stupid, lying, whining whore. What John and other MRAs are starting to encounter every day, and the future of what is to come, makes getting bestially raped by Richard Dawkins sound kinda funny. We just don’t get the luxury of playing the damsel in distress in a ploy for support, nor do we want it.
Watson is taking lessons from Anita Sarkeesian, who after clutching her bosom and threatening to faint when she expertly orchestrated and played up hateful reactions to her hateful project aimed at painting women as patriarchal victims, was rewarded with huge cash for the project.
2 plus 2 equals cha-ching.
It is the politics of victimhood, and you can already see other feminists and obsequious male sycophants pooping on themselves to lionize Watson as a feminist hero, pushing on against the forces of evil, bringing social progress against the grain of a misogynistic world, which she proves by waving some shitty things a handful of internet trolls said to her like they were daggers pointed at her heart.
She is not the empowered, independent woman promised by the feminist revolution, but a fragile, pitiable waif, powerlessly wailing that not everyone in the world likes her. She has no conception that we live in a world where no matter what you have to say, if you say it to enough people, you will piss off some wackos. It comes with the territory. It always has.
2 plus 2 equals bullshit.
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